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meganmonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-05 11:42 AM
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26. Here's a link!
Tsunami hippo befriends tortoise

A baby hippo rescued after floods in Kenya caused by the tsunami in the Indian Ocean has befriended a 100-year-old tortoise in a zoo.
The one-year-old hippo calf, who keepers have called Owen, was found alone and dehydrated by wildlife rangers near the ocean.

He was put in a wildlife enclosure near Mombassa, and soon became pals with the tortoise, who is a similar colour.

Park officials say they sleep and eat together, and have become inseparable.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/newsid_4150000/newsid...
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  -Lions rescued kidnapped girl, say police (a truly amazing story) truthpusher  Jun-21-05 09:47 AM   #0 
  - Wow!  Roland99   Jun-21-05 09:49 AM   #1 
  - Okay I second that motion WOW!!  lenidog   Jun-21-05 09:52 AM   #3 
  - I concur and third that motion. WOW!  Massacure   Jun-21-05 10:01 AM   #8 
  - Someone finally found a use for the Detriot Defensive Line?  Thor_MN   Jun-21-05 08:22 PM   #90 
     - "many experts left the Detroit Pistons for dead"  nolabels   Jun-22-05 10:29 AM   #106 
  - a beautiful story  malaise   Jun-21-05 09:51 AM   #2 
  - I agree  barb162   Jun-21-05 09:59 AM   #6 
  - The girl's name wasn't Sheena, was it?  htuttle   Jun-21-05 09:57 AM   #4 
  - LOL.  asjr   Jun-21-05 10:13 AM   #11 
  - wow is correct  jsamuel   Jun-21-05 09:58 AM   #5 
  - beautiful...major goosebumps  Mandate My Ass   Jun-21-05 09:59 AM   #7 
  - IIRC  aneerkoinos   Jun-21-05 10:06 AM   #9 
  - Remember the ancient tortoise who adopted a baby hippo after the tsunami?  meganmonkey   Jun-21-05 10:14 AM   #12 
  - I didn't that story. Do you have link??  UCLA Dem   Jun-21-05 11:36 AM   #23 
  - Here's a link!  meganmonkey   Jun-21-05 11:42 AM   #26 
     - I wonder if those two are still best friends  pie   Jun-21-05 11:45 AM   #29 
     - Oh, what a wonderful story! Thanks!  UCLA Dem   Jun-21-05 11:49 AM   #30 
  - Another adopted orphan:  NYC   Jun-21-05 08:16 PM   #89 
  - That story--seriously--changed my attitude entirely.  BlueIris   Jun-21-05 09:03 PM   #93 
  - Bingo Meganmonkey!  Lizzie Borden   Jun-22-05 04:28 PM   #112 
  - awwww  Mandate My Ass   Jun-21-05 10:15 AM   #13 
  - No, it was a lioness,  tblue37   Jun-22-05 12:26 AM   #100 
  - Young male lions often don't have manes  Lorien   Jun-21-05 12:59 PM   #50 
     - What???  ashling   Jun-22-05 01:09 AM   #101 
  - Thank God someone protected her...  redqueen   Jun-21-05 10:12 AM   #10 
  - The guys who kidnapped her were probably scared to death  lenidog   Jun-21-05 10:26 AM   #15 
  - I will confess to skeptisism  daleo   Jun-21-05 10:26 AM   #14 
  - Good possibility but stranger things have happened  lenidog   Jun-21-05 10:27 AM   #16 
  - I have no doubt when it comes to things like this...  truthpusher   Jun-21-05 11:29 AM   #19 
  - Beautiful Truthpusher! Animals are sentient, brave and compassionate  evolvenow   Jun-21-05 05:55 PM   #79 
  - Remember Story Of Python Carrying Woman & Girl To Safely In Tsunami Flood  cryingshame   Jun-21-05 11:50 AM   #31 
  - Agreed.  Kraklen   Jun-21-05 12:04 PM   #34 
  - Maybe the lions weren't hungry  Zynx   Jun-21-05 12:30 PM   #41 
     - Normal pack lions don't eat humans.  TheWraith   Jun-21-05 06:35 PM   #85 
  - this happens!  roscoeroscoe   Jun-21-05 01:36 PM   #54 
  - The Dog Who Rescues Cats: The True Story of Ginny  BrklynLiberal   Jun-21-05 05:13 PM   #76 
     - my home town  annabanana   Jun-21-05 06:02 PM   #80 
     - Ginny is awesome. Dogs often protect things. a dog in Kenya  roguevalley   Jun-21-05 06:02 PM   #81 
  - Animals will do this, occasionally  shrike   Jun-21-05 02:24 PM   #61 
     - Incident at Hawk's Hill?  fishwax   Jun-21-05 03:09 PM   #66 
     - Yep, that was it  shrike   Jun-21-05 04:09 PM   #74 
     - Cool!  Lilith Velkor   Jun-21-05 03:17 PM   #67 
        - I've got a horse story for you  shrike   Jun-21-05 04:15 PM   #75 
           - that is one awesome story  pie   Jun-23-05 12:03 PM   #118 
              - We thought so, too  shrike   Jun-23-05 12:51 PM   #120 
  - Was it divine intervention? Geraldo interviews the lions.... live at 10.  rooboy   Jun-21-05 10:31 AM   #17 
  - What a wonderful story.  cat_girl25   Jun-21-05 10:55 AM   #18 
  - Obviously not right-wing inclinded lions.....they didn't eat her alive.  Minnesota_Lib   Jun-21-05 11:34 AM   #20 
  - Thats a truly amazing story.  UCLA Dem   Jun-21-05 11:34 AM   #21 
  - Touching if true, but if I have to bet my life savings on it's veracity...  AchtungToddler   Jun-21-05 11:35 AM   #22 
  - I wish all the kidnappers and rapists would see it as a sign, and stop.  Straight Shooter   Jun-21-05 11:36 AM   #24 
  - True.....  Chimpeach   Jun-21-05 02:34 PM   #62 
  - The lions should have  Megahurtz   Jun-21-05 11:37 AM   #25 
  - It's a good thing the lions didn't eat the guys.  cat_girl25   Jun-21-05 12:47 PM   #45 
  - Since humans  burrowowl   Jun-22-05 01:48 AM   #104 
  - CONFIRMED BY CNN.com  jsamuel   Jun-21-05 11:43 AM   #27 
  - Also in that CNN story (WTF?)  paula777   Jun-21-05 12:15 PM   #38 
  - Are there not enough women to go around?  doodadem   Jun-21-05 02:23 PM   #60 
  - Anthropomorphism  Lilith Velkor   Jun-21-05 03:21 PM   #68 
     - That's it!  doodadem   Jun-21-05 03:29 PM   #71 
  - That is totally WTF. nt.  BlueIris   Jun-21-05 09:54 PM   #94 
  - How's THAT for the sanctity of marriage?  johnaries   Jun-23-05 01:37 PM   #121 
  - Well, repeated by CNN anyway.  daleo   Jun-21-05 12:38 PM   #43 
  - Now that's what I call.....  Chimpeach   Jun-21-05 11:45 AM   #28 
  - Some Humans/Societies Live Closer To A State Of Grace (Primal Unity)  cryingshame   Jun-21-05 11:52 AM   #32 
  - I absolutely believe this story  pie   Jun-21-05 12:13 PM   #36 
  - Here's a great dolphin story from a few months ago...  Number9Dream   Jun-21-05 12:00 PM   #33 
  - Don't sharks eat dolphins?  paula777   Jun-21-05 12:06 PM   #35 
  - Actually, dolphins can easily kill sharks.  Zynx   Jun-21-05 12:29 PM   #39 
  - I had no idea ......thanks for the info. n/t  paula777   Jun-21-05 12:32 PM   #42 
  - Large sharks will.  Kraklen   Jun-21-05 12:39 PM   #44 
  - Orcas kill sharks, including great whites  geniph   Jun-21-05 01:58 PM   #55 
  - Dolphins and sharks eat the same things  Lilith Velkor   Jun-21-05 03:25 PM   #69 
  - Another great story  pie   Jun-21-05 12:14 PM   #37 
  - dolphins save people a lot. they are wonderful.  roguevalley   Jun-21-05 06:05 PM   #82 
  - It's sweet  whatever4   Jun-21-05 12:30 PM   #40 
  - I hope those of us who love the animals survive with them...  loudsue   Jun-21-05 12:55 PM   #48 
  - This would make a great movie. Harry Potter-ette and the Lions of Genet.  byronius   Jun-21-05 12:50 PM   #46 
  - Hermoine Granger in Africa?  Lilith Velkor   Jun-21-05 03:26 PM   #70 
  - Those lions must be descendants of Simba the Lion King.  Sparkle   Jun-21-05 12:52 PM   #47 
  - Evidently these lions were Democrats  Gregorian   Jun-21-05 12:59 PM   #49 
  - Lions can smell fear--maybe they can smell vulnerability, too  rocknation   Jun-21-05 01:04 PM   #51 
  - It is amazing, but it has been noted --  emcguffie   Jun-21-05 01:10 PM   #52 
  - Fine point. My pug follows me everywhere, but on Father's Day  Miss Chybil   Jun-21-05 02:08 PM   #59 
     - True stories  malaise   Jun-22-05 10:51 AM   #108 
        - I wish I could see a cat going on a walk with the dogs! That's priceless.  Miss Chybil   Jun-22-05 07:14 PM   #113 
  - Really!  Kmarx   Jun-21-05 01:13 PM   #53 
  - There have been a few proven cases of children raised by animals -link  Shallah   Jun-21-05 10:03 PM   #95 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-22-05 10:44 AM   #107 
        - I think it is possible  Shallah   Jun-23-05 01:17 AM   #116 
  - time to import more lions into jeb territory.  truthisfreedom   Jun-21-05 02:02 PM   #56 
  - Ever start crying around your pet cats?  geniph   Jun-21-05 02:04 PM   #57 
  - Amazing! Our cat attacked my in law's dog, when my husband  demo dutch   Jun-21-05 03:48 PM   #73 
     - All mammals have at least some instinct to protect young  geniph   Jun-21-05 07:31 PM   #88 
        - Our cat is indeed a female  demo dutch   Jun-23-05 11:38 AM   #117 
  - Absolutely awesome.  Miss Chybil   Jun-21-05 02:06 PM   #58 
  - Bug says:  bvar22   Jun-21-05 02:46 PM   #63 
  - Is that your Gray Tabby?  NNN0LHI   Jun-21-05 03:01 PM   #65 
     - That's just his fur coat. He's pretty trim.  bvar22   Jun-21-05 03:38 PM   #72 
        - Nice photos  NNN0LHI   Jun-21-05 06:26 PM   #84 
        - Excellent pictures, very enjoyable reading!  pie   Jun-21-05 07:00 PM   #87 
  - I think I'll save a lion  GoddessOfGuinness   Jun-21-05 02:51 PM   #64 
  - If you want to help a big cat  flvegan   Jun-21-05 05:21 PM   #77 
  - We could use a few  margaritamama   Jun-21-05 05:30 PM   #78 
  - Kick.  David Zephyr   Jun-21-05 06:16 PM   #83 
  - Whoa!!! 70% of marriages in Ethiopia are by ABDUCTION!!  TroubleMan   Jun-21-05 06:39 PM   #86 
  - slavery anyone?  Niccolo_Macchiavelli   Jun-21-05 08:34 PM   #92 
  - There is some debate about consent  daleo   Jun-21-05 11:08 PM   #98 
     - Those are some horrible statistics  pie   Jun-23-05 12:26 PM   #119 
  - Thank God for the lions!  knitter4democracy   Jun-21-05 08:24 PM   #91 
  - Just printed off the story for my 11 year-old  TexasLawyer   Jun-21-05 10:25 PM   #96 
  - Lions 2008!!!  Gloria   Jun-21-05 10:36 PM   #97 
  - maybe animal kingdom has decided humans are so dumb they  bobbieinok   Jun-21-05 11:39 PM   #99 
  - Maybe, just maybe  ashling   Jun-22-05 01:13 AM   #102 
  - Aww...  seawolf   Jun-22-05 01:27 AM   #103 
  - Kick for Awwww...  truthpusher   Jun-22-05 10:16 AM   #105 
  - There are many mysteries in this world (still)  AnneD   Jun-22-05 10:56 AM   #109 
  - wow, indeed  Rich Hunt   Jun-22-05 10:59 AM   #110 
  - I love stories like this too  donheld   Jun-22-05 03:50 PM   #111 
  - Remember the gorilla in 1996 that cradled a hurt boy...  KansDem   Jun-22-05 07:24 PM   #114 
  - Morticia and Gomez were decades ahead of their time  despairing optimist   Jun-22-05 08:34 PM   #115 
 

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